Total Sweeps By Year

Below you will find the number of times a team recorded a sweep and the number of times that team was swept in a given year (select the year via the drop-down box). If you are looking for the total number of sweeps in our database, check out Sweep Statistics. If you want more specific details about a given team, including the number of times a team was on the verge of a sweep and failed, check out the Team Tracker.

Sweep Data current through series ended August 5th, 2018.

For the 1970 Season
Category 2 Game Series 3 Game Series 4 Game Series 5 Game Series
Total Series13435113414
Series Sweep Percentage
(Total Sweeps divided by Total Series)
52.99% 26.78% 11.94% 7.14%
Home Teams
Home Team Sweeps4156120
Home Team Lost Potential Sweeps264972
Home Team Sweep Success
(Successful Sweeps divided by Possible Sweeps)
61.19% 53.33% 63.16% 0%
Win 1st Game, Complete Sweep
(Win 1st game of series and complete sweep)
61.19% 30.11% 17.91% 0%
Road Teams
Road Team Sweeps303841
Road Team Lost Potential Sweeps373880
Road Team Sweep Success
(Successful Sweeps divided by Possible Sweeps)
44.78% 50% 33.33% 100%
Win 1st Game, Complete Sweep
(Win 1st game of series and complete sweep)
44.78% 23.17% 5.97% 20%

1970 Season
Key: 2-3. This would indicate 2 series sweeps and 3 times swept.
Team2 Game
Series
3 Game
Series
4 Game
Series
5 Game
Series
Totals
Series
Atlanta Braves4 - 34 - 50 - 10 - 08 - 9
Baltimore Orioles3 - 111 - 03 - 00 - 017 - 1
Boston Red Sox2 - 33 - 23 - 00 - 08 - 5
California Angels1 - 34 - 21 - 00 - 06 - 5
Chicago Cubs3 - 23 - 20 - 00 - 16 - 5
Chicago White Sox5 - 20 - 50 - 30 - 05 - 10
Cincinnati Reds5 - 37 - 10 - 00 - 012 - 4
Cleveland Indians2 - 53 - 41 - 10 - 06 - 10
Detroit Tigers3 - 34 - 30 - 00 - 07 - 6
Houston Astros5 - 57 - 51 - 00 - 013 - 10
Kansas City Royals2 - 01 - 120 - 10 - 03 - 13
Los Angeles Dodgers3 - 45 - 20 - 00 - 08 - 6
Milwaukee Brewers3 - 61 - 60 - 30 - 04 - 15
Minnesota Twins2 - 27 - 11 - 00 - 010 - 3
Montreal Expos2 - 33 - 60 - 00 - 05 - 9
New York Mets2 - 23 - 30 - 01 - 06 - 5
New York Yankees3 - 17 - 41 - 00 - 011 - 5
Oakland Athletics4 - 14 - 41 - 10 - 09 - 6
Philadelphia Phillies3 - 45 - 70 - 00 - 08 - 11
Pittsburgh Pirates2 - 45 - 21 - 10 - 08 - 7
San Diego Padres1 - 21 - 90 - 00 - 02 - 11
San Francisco Giants3 - 31 - 12 - 10 - 06 - 5
St. Louis Cardinals6 - 43 - 40 - 10 - 09 - 9
Washington Senators2 - 52 - 41 - 30 - 05 - 12
Total Sweeps During 1970: 182